Scripture for today: Rev. 11:17
November means a lot of things — cooler weather, colorful leaves, pumpkin pie, and more. But not everything November brings is good. November also brings election cycles.
Every November we are bombarded with political ads promoting this candidate and slandering that one. There is often so much mudslinging, a store full of bleach could not cut through the mess. Even after all the votes are counted, people still squabble over things like voter fraud and recounts.
When all is said and done, your favorite candidate may or may not get elected, but we can all rejoice in the one who truly has all power and authority. In Revelation 11:17, the twenty-four elders lead all of heaven in a song of praise, saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.”
Right now, in this very moment, King Jesus sits upon the throne of heaven. He reigns in pure and perfect power, and He always will. His term will never expire, and His authority will never diminish.
He will reign forever and ever, no mudslinging or recounts required.
Father, thank you for reigning in power. Help me to rest in your strength and proclaim your great name to the world.
Matt Peek serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pelham and a member of the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee.